Romans 4:15
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because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.

King James Bible
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Darby Bible Translation
For law works wrath; but where no law is neither [is there] transgression.

World English Bible
For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.

Young's Literal Translation
for the law doth work wrath; for where law is not, neither is transgression.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because the law worketh wrath - For law νομος, any law, or rule of duty. No law makes provision for the exercise of mercy, for it worketh wrath, οργην, punishment, for the disobedient. Law necessarily subjects the transgressor to punishment; for where no law is - where no rule of duty is enacted and acknowledged, there is no transgression; and where there is no transgression there can be no punishment, for there is no law to enforce it. But the Jews have a law, which they have broken; and now they are exposed to the penal sanctions of that law; and, if the promises of pardon without the works of the law, do not extend to them, they must be finally miserable, because they have all broken the law, and the law exacts punishment. This was a home stroke, and the argument is unanswerable.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Because.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 2:5,6 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

Romans 5:13,20,21 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law...

Romans 7:7-11 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...

Numbers 32:14 And, behold, you are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men...

Deuteronomy 29:20-28 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...

2 Kings 22:13 Go you, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found...

Jeremiah 4:8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.

Lamentations 2:22 You have called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the LORD's anger none escaped nor remained...

Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed...

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath...

John 3:36 He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life...

John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

Acts 17:30,31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent...

1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

2 Corinthians 3:7-9 But if the ministration of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious...

Galatians 3:10,19 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience.

Colossians 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:

1 John 3:4 Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne...

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron...

where.

Romans 2:12,13 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law...

Romans 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Library
September 24. "He Calleth Things that are not as Though they Were" (Rom. Iv. 17).
"He calleth things that are not as though they were" (Rom. iv. 17). The Word of God creates what it commands. When Christ says to any of us "Now are ye clean through the word which I have spoken unto you," We are clean. When He says "no condemnation" there is none, though there has been a lifetime of sin before. And when He says, "mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds," then the weak are strong. This is the part of faith, to take God at His Word, and then expect Him to make it real.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Free Grace
To The Reader: Nothing but the strongest conviction, not only that what is here advanced is "the truth as it is in Jesus," but also that I am indispensably obliged to declare this truth to all the world, could have induced me openly to oppose the sentiments of those whom I esteem for their work's sake: At whose feet may I be found in the day of the Lord Jesus! Should any believe it his duty to reply hereto, I have only one request to make, -- Let whatsoever you do, be done inherently, in love, and
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Its Instrument
"Being justified freely by His grace" (Rom. 3:24); "being now justified by His blood" (Rom. 5:9); "being now justified by faith" (Rom. 5:1). A full exposition of the doctrine of justification requires that each of these propositions should be interpreted in their Scriptural sense, and that they be combined together in their true relations as to form one harmonious whole. Unless these three propositions be carefully distinguished there is sure to be confusion; unless all the three are steadily borne
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Its Basis
In our last chapter we contemplated the problem which is presented in the justifying or pronouncing righteous one who is a flagrant violater of the Law of God. Some may have been surprised at the introduction of such a term as "problem": as there are many in the ranks of the ungodly who feel that the world owes them a living, so there are not a few Pharisees in Christendom who suppose it is due them that at death their Creator should take them to Heaven. But different far is it with one who has been
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Cross References
Romans 3:20
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

Romans 5:13
To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone's account where there is no law.

Romans 7:7
What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "You shall not covet."

Romans 7:10
I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was,

Galatians 3:10
For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."

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